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Mathematics in the Sciences

Oberseminar Mathematik in den Naturwissenschaften: Yiwei Wang, A Discrete Energetic Variational Approach to Generalized Diffusions, Gradient flows and Beyond

Date: 06/19/2020, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Category: Seminar, Veranstaltung
Organizer: Lehrstuhl für Mathematik VI (Mathematik in den Naturwissenschaften)
Speaker: Yiwei Wang

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In this talk, we present a systematic framework of deriving variational schemes for generalized diffusions and gradient flows, by a discrete energetic variational approach, which performs an energetic variational approach (EnVarA) at a semi-discrete level. The resulting semi-discrete equation inherits the variational structures from the continuous energy-dissipation law directly. In particular, we apply such an approach to construct variational Lagrangian schemes and particle methods for porous medium type generalized diffusion and some gradient flow system, such as the Allen-Cahn equation and equation of liquid crystals. Numerical examples show the advantages of our schemes in capturing singularities, thin diffuse interfaces, and free boundaries.

This is joint work with Professor Chun Liu (IIT).

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